fais-dodo

noun

fais-do·​do
¦fāˌdōˈdō
plural -s
: a country-dance or dancing party held usually on a Saturday night in southern Louisiana

Word History

Etymology

Louisiana French, from French (baby-talk) fais dodo! go to sleep!; probably from the fact that small children who attend the dances are expected to go to sleep during the festivities

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“Fais-dodo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fais-dodo. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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